From: Kevin Hammond
Subject: IFL 97 Announcement
Message-ID: <5h6tub$>
[This invitation has also been sent by email to previous workshop attendees
and functional language researchers.  Our apologies if this announcement 
reaches you more than once.]

This is the first invitation and call for contributions to the


                                    (IFL '97)

                                to be held at
                the University of St Andrews, St Andrews, Scotland
                  Wednesday, Sept 10th - Friday, Sept 12th 1997

                        email: ·····

                                Scope of IFL '97

The workshop is intended to provide an open forum for researchers who wish
to present and discuss new ideas and concepts, work in progress,
preliminary results etc.
related to the implementation of functional or function-based languages.

Topics of interest include (but are not restricted to):

   o language concepts
   o type checking
   o compilation techniques
   o (abstract) interpretation
   o automatic program generation
   o (abstract) machine architectures
   o concurrent programming and program execution
   o heap management
   o runtime profiling and performance measurements

and also applications of functional programming.

                 Contributions and Publication Details

All attendees are encouraged to submit papers to be published in the draft
proceedings and to give presentations at the workshop (in extremis it may
be necessary to limit the number of presentations, though we hope this 
won't be required).

We hope to follow the lead of IFL '96 in publishing a selected subset of
high-quality contributions in the Springer LNCS series.  Papers published
in this
way will be refereed to normal conference standards.

                                The Venue

St Andrews is an ancient university town on the East coast of Scotland, close
to Edinburgh and Glasgow.  It is famous for golf, its historic buildings
(including the ruins of the Bishops castle, and the largest cathedral in
ice-cream, and functional programming (SASL came from here).  The town
itself is small, but lively, enjoying a refined sea-side atmosphere.
There are several excellent restuarants in and near St Andrews, with fish
being a local speciality landed in the nearby harbours of the picturesque
East Neuk
of Fife.

                                Accommodation etc.

We have booked rooms for workshop attendees in the University's New Hall.
This is a modern conference-standard residence on the University's North Haugh
campus with open outlooks, close to the town and the  Old Course.

The workshop fee will be around 225 UK pounds sterling,
including 3  nights accommodation, all meals, the conference banquet,
the draft proceedings and the social event.
Extra nights' accommodation can be reserved at a reasonable rate.

Please put these dates in your diary.  The deadline for registration is
August 10th. 1997.

                                Further Information

Full details of the workshop, including information on the town of St Andrews,
travel etc. can be found at:

[Note that this page is still preliminary, and will be improved!]

We look forward to seeing you in St Andrews.

Kevin Hammond, Tony Davie and Chris Clack
IFL '97 Organising Committee

PS      We are cooperating with the functional programming group at Glasgow
        with the aim of running IFL "back-to-back" with the (invitation-only)
        annual Glasgow workshop.  While we cannot absolutely guarantee an
        invitation to the latter workshop, if you would like to attend both
        IFL and the Glasgow workshop, we will be happy to recommend you to
        the Glasgow organising committee.

Phone: +44-1334-463241, Fax: +44-1334-463748